National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 8, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Conduct San Joaquin River Chinook Salmon Scoping Meeting
Document Number: 2010-16660
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS published a document in the Federal Register of April 21, 2010, concerning an announcement of intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential impacts of the proposed reintroduction of spring-run Chinook salmon to the mainstem of the San Joaquin River. The document contained incorrect contact information.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 87-1851 and 555-1870
Document Number: 2010-16659
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, PhD, University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 87-1851-02; and, James T. Harvey, PhD, Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 555-1870-01.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Recreational Management Measures for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Fishing Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-16651
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements recreational management measures for the 2010 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. These actions are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The intent of these measures is to prevent overfishing of the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass resources.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16639
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures
Document Number: 2010-16632
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule revises the optimum yields in the 2010 Specifications for darkblotched rockfish, cowcod, and yelloweye rockfish. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order on April 29, 2010, vacating the 2009-2010 specifications for those three species, and replaced the Specifications with the most recent optimum yields that were specified for 2007-2008. This rule amends the regulatory requirements for these three species in accordance with the court's order. This rule also corrects a technical error in a table establishing the 2010 canary rockfish optimum yield.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Marine Seismic Survey in the Arctic Ocean, August to September, 2010
Document Number: 2010-16374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Arctic Ocean during August to September, 2010. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS requests comments on its proposal to authorize USGS to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, small numbers of marine mammals during the aforementioned activity.